Hope Air

Hope Air Hope Air is a charity that provides Canadians in financial need with free travel and accommodations for medical care far from home. What we believe is simple: how much you earn and where you live should not determine whether you receive medical care.
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Hope Air arranges free travel to get Canadians of all ages quickly and safely to their medical appointments – no stress, no hassle, and at no cost to our patients.

Hope Air arranges free travel to get Canadians of all ages quickly and safely to their medical appointments – no stress, no hassle, and at no cost to our patients.

Operating as usual

Since 2014, Hope Air has been partnering with Columbia Basin Trust to assist patients living in the Columbia Basin regio...
05/04/2021
Hope in a Time of Need

Since 2014, Hope Air has been partnering with Columbia Basin Trust to assist patients living in the Columbia Basin region. The Hope Air flights and accommodations made possible with the Trust’s contribution help patients like Kathryn get to the medical care they need.

Hope Air helps patients access vital medical care far from home

When Bonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer, her mind was reeling. She required high radiation and it was a 5-hour driv...
04/29/2021

When Bonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer, her mind was reeling. She required high radiation and it was a 5-hour drive from her home in northwestern Ontario. With the help of Hope Air, Bonnie was able to get the help she needed. Read her story: https://bit.ly/3aPIWIb

When Bonnie was diagnosed with breast cancer, her mind was reeling. She required high radiation and it was a 5-hour drive from her home in northwestern Ontario. With the help of Hope Air, Bonnie was able to get the help she needed. Read her story: https://bit.ly/3aPIWIb

Hope Air’s volunteers perform a wide variety of key roles and functions. Without them, our vital work and success as a c...
04/23/2021

Hope Air’s volunteers perform a wide variety of key roles and functions. Without them, our vital work and success as a charity would not be possible. We’re very lucky to have such incredibly talented and generous people supporting us. #VolunteersBringChange #NVW2021

Hope Air’s volunteers perform a wide variety of key roles and functions. Without them, our vital work and success as a charity would not be possible. We’re very lucky to have such incredibly talented and generous people supporting us. #VolunteersBringChange #NVW2021

Hope Air would like to express our gratitude to all our volunteers during #NationalVolunteerWeek. Last year our voluntee...
04/21/2021

Hope Air would like to express our gratitude to all our volunteers during #NationalVolunteerWeek. Last year our volunteers gave 3,928 hours to patients in need of medical care far from home. Thank you so much to all our amazing volunteers! #NVW #VolunteersBringChange

Hope Air would like to express our gratitude to all our volunteers during #NationalVolunteerWeek. Last year our volunteers gave 3,928 hours to patients in need of medical care far from home. Thank you so much to all our amazing volunteers! #NVW #VolunteersBringChange

This year’s Run for Rural Medicine have more than tripled their fundraising goal and raised $35,627! Throughout the mont...
04/20/2021

This year’s Run for Rural Medicine have more than tripled their fundraising goal and raised $35,627! Throughout the month of March, 260 UBC Faculty of Medicine students and their friends took part in a virtual fitness challenge.

The funds will allow Hope Air to provide 142 flights for patients in financial need who must travel far from home for medical care. Thank you to the runners and riders, the organizing committee, the sponsors and all the donors!

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profi...
04/16/2021

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profiles of Hope”. https://bit.ly/3mUo9Ic

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profiles of Hope”. https://bit.ly/3mUo9Ic

Hope Air provides free flights & accommodations for patients in financial need who must reach vital health care far from...
04/14/2021

Hope Air provides free flights & accommodations for patients in financial need who must reach vital health care far from home. Did you know, over a quarter of all travel arrangements in 2020 were for cancer patients? Learn more: www.hopeair.ca

Hope Air provides free flights & accommodations for patients in financial need who must reach vital health care far from home. Did you know, over a quarter of all travel arrangements in 2020 were for cancer patients? Learn more: www.hopeair.ca

Hope Air is proud to collaborate with Scotiabank and MD Financial Management - Gestion financière MD, which have donated...
04/08/2021

Hope Air is proud to collaborate with Scotiabank and MD Financial Management - Gestion financière MD, which have donated $100,000 to help fund approximately 400 flights for patients in financial need who live in British Columbia and Alberta and must travel to access medical care. Thanks to their generosity, patients will be able to focus on what’s truly important — their health. Learn more https://bit.ly/2Q89gpH

Hope Air is proud to collaborate with Scotiabank and MD Financial Management - Gestion financière MD, which have donated $100,000 to help fund approximately 400 flights for patients in financial need who live in British Columbia and Alberta and must travel to access medical care. Thanks to their generosity, patients will be able to focus on what’s truly important — their health. Learn more https://bit.ly/2Q89gpH

On #WorldHealthDay and every day, Hope Air supports #HealthForAll. We believe that all Canadians should have access to t...
04/07/2021

On #WorldHealthDay and every day, Hope Air supports #HealthForAll. We believe that all Canadians should have access to the medical care they need, regardless of where they live or how much money they have. Learn more: www.hopeair.ca

On #WorldHealthDay and every day, Hope Air supports #HealthForAll. We believe that all Canadians should have access to the medical care they need, regardless of where they live or how much money they have. Learn more: www.hopeair.ca

For over a decade, Harbour Air Seaplanes has been a great champion for our cause and helped many people living in B.C. a...
03/30/2021

For over a decade, Harbour Air Seaplanes has been a great champion for our cause and helped many people living in B.C. access vital medical care. We are grateful for their support and the compassion they have for the patients we assist. #TravelTuesday

For over a decade, Harbour Air Seaplanes has been a great champion for our cause and helped many people living in B.C. access vital medical care. We are grateful for their support and the compassion they have for the patients we assist. #TravelTuesday

Thanks to Hope Air, Sara didn’t have to worry about overnight stays or time away from family. “I dropped off the kids wi...
03/29/2021

Thanks to Hope Air, Sara didn’t have to worry about overnight stays or time away from family. “I dropped off the kids with a friend and went straight to the airport for the flight to Vancouver. I completed the appointment and was back before dinner.

Read her story https://bit.ly/2m0kM7b

Thanks to Hope Air, Sara didn’t have to worry about overnight stays or time away from family. “I dropped off the kids with a friend and went straight to the airport for the flight to Vancouver. I completed the appointment and was back before dinner.

Read her story https://bit.ly/2m0kM7b

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profi...
03/24/2021

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profiles of Hope”. https://bit.ly/3fc6EBE

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profiles of Hope”. https://bit.ly/3fc6EBE

Hope Air CEO Mark Rubinstein spoke to Global News about how Hope Air is still going strong amid the pandemic. Check it o...
03/17/2021
COVID-19 isn’t stopping Canadian health-care flight service

Hope Air CEO Mark Rubinstein spoke to Global News about how Hope Air is still going strong amid the pandemic. Check it out!

This year, things are taking off again for the Hope Air organization, especially for immunocompromised patients who benefit from the safety of private flights and accommodations.

It’s #TestimonialTuesday and we love hearing from patients about the impact Hope Air has had on helping you access medic...
03/16/2021

It’s #TestimonialTuesday and we love hearing from patients about the impact Hope Air has had on helping you access medical care far from home. www.hopeair.ca

It’s #TestimonialTuesday and we love hearing from patients about the impact Hope Air has had on helping you access medical care far from home. www.hopeair.ca

Hope Air is proud to announce its support from Radisson Hotels and Radisson Rewards to provide free accommodations for p...
03/11/2021

Hope Air is proud to announce its support from Radisson Hotels and Radisson Rewards to provide free accommodations for patients who must travel far from home to reach vital medical care. We started providing free accommodations in 2019, and this donation will help even more patients. Learn more https://bit.ly/2PQF56d #RadissonCares

Hope Air is proud to announce its support from Radisson Hotels and Radisson Rewards to provide free accommodations for patients who must travel far from home to reach vital medical care. We started providing free accommodations in 2019, and this donation will help even more patients. Learn more https://bit.ly/2PQF56d #RadissonCares

03/04/2021
Shawna's Hope Air story

Shawna was eight months pregnant when she was diagnosed with a severe sinus infection that reached her brain. After receiving a 13-hour surgery in Toronto, she was told she'd need to return for frequent follow-ups. Watch the video to see Shawna share her Hope Air story.

Views from the sky. Whether it’s sleepy passengers or heart-shaped clouds, we love to see the people Hope Air have helpe...
03/02/2021

Views from the sky. Whether it’s sleepy passengers or heart-shaped clouds, we love to see the people Hope Air have helped share photos from their travels. Hope Air is proud to be a part of your journey of accessing the medical care you need. #TravelTuesday

Former Hope Air staff member Silken shared her story on applying to the Living Donor Program, in hopes of donating a kid...
02/24/2021
My journey to give a stranger more time through living organ donation | CBC News

Former Hope Air staff member Silken shared her story on applying to the Living Donor Program, in hopes of donating a kidney anonymously to a stranger. She talks about Hope Air and how her time working with us has inspired her. Check it out!

I thought of my father, who died of cancer when I was a child, and how all he hoped for was a little more time. I was serious about being an organ donor after death — so why wouldn't I be serious about it now, at age 24?

This #NationalAviationDay, we’d like to thank our amazing airline partners who are dedicated to helping Canadians get to...
02/23/2021

This #NationalAviationDay, we’d like to thank our amazing airline partners who are dedicated to helping Canadians get to medical care. From coast to coast, Hope Air is proud to be supported by airlines who show compassion to our patients and truly understand how a flight can help make a difficult journey a little easier.

WestJet, Air Canada, Porter Airlines, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Bearskin Airlines, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Creebec, Pascan, Central Mountain Air, and Northwestern Air.

This #NationalAviationDay, we’d like to thank our amazing airline partners who are dedicated to helping Canadians get to medical care. From coast to coast, Hope Air is proud to be supported by airlines who show compassion to our patients and truly understand how a flight can help make a difficult journey a little easier.

WestJet, Air Canada, Porter Airlines, Harbour Air Seaplanes, Bearskin Airlines, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Air Creebec, Pascan, Central Mountain Air, and Northwestern Air.

This March, you can sweat it out with the medical students from UBC's Faculty of Medicine. Runners and bikers will be pu...
02/19/2021
Run & Ride for Rural Medicine

This March, you can sweat it out with the medical students from UBC's Faculty of Medicine. Runners and bikers will be pumping the pavement and the pedals throughout next month in support of Hope Air. You can register now!

Run & Ride for Rural Medicine is an annual fundraiser organized by a team of medical students from UBC’s Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, and Victoria.  This year the event will be virtual and take place throughout the month of March with weekly challenges f...

“I could barely walk, and I couldn’t move my right arm at all. Hope Air saved my life. They saved my life many times.” A...
02/10/2021

“I could barely walk, and I couldn’t move my right arm at all. Hope Air saved my life. They saved my life many times.”

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having complications with her mastectomy, Tracy had to travel to Vancouver for specialized treatment. Thanks to Hope Air, Tracy was able to access the healthcare she needed. Read her story https://bit.ly/3p4hP0x

“I could barely walk, and I couldn’t move my right arm at all. Hope Air saved my life. They saved my life many times.”

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and having complications with her mastectomy, Tracy had to travel to Vancouver for specialized treatment. Thanks to Hope Air, Tracy was able to access the healthcare she needed. Read her story https://bit.ly/3p4hP0x

Thank you to the Monte Carlo Charity Gala and the students of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicin...
02/08/2021

Thank you to the Monte Carlo Charity Gala and the students of the
Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine for your wonderful support.

Your generosity will help provide approximately 56 medical flights for Newfoundland and Labrador patients who must travel far from home for care!

Thank you Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for your continued support! ✈
02/03/2021

Thank you Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport for your continued support! ✈

Beautiful views from a Hope Air flight between YTZ-YOW after a patient’s medical appointment at #SickKids hospital.

We are proud to support #HopeAir as they provide Canadians in financial need with free travel and accommodations for medical care far from home.

📷 @HopeAir

01/27/2021

Our volunteer pilots are critical to Hope Air and our mission of helping patients reach medical care far from home. Check out this video of them describing their favourite moments with patients.

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profi...
01/26/2021

Lots of exciting things happening at Hope Air! Keep up to date and check out the newest edition of our newsletter “Profiles of Hope”. https://bit.ly/3olkKl4

We’re excited to announce two new members to the Hope Air National Advisory Council. Harold Fast, who is a volunteer pil...
01/22/2021

We’re excited to announce two new members to the Hope Air National Advisory Council. Harold Fast, who is a volunteer pilot with Hope Air and Candace Pardo, Saskatchewan regional director, COPA - All for Flight / À plein ciel.

These additions strengthen Hope Air’s ability to broaden awareness, helping us assist more patients who need to travel far from home for medical care. Learn more https://bit.ly/361Ltge

Views from the sunny skies on a flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport back home to Ottawa after a medical appoin...
01/19/2021

Views from the sunny skies on a flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport back home to Ottawa after a medical appointment at SickKids this past summer. #TravelTuesday ✈

Did you know without Hope Air, 30% of our patients would have to cancel or postpone their appointments due to cost or di...
01/15/2021

Did you know without Hope Air, 30% of our patients would have to cancel or postpone their appointments due to cost or distance? It is Hope Air’s mission to help patients in financial need reach medical care. www.hopeair.ca

Hope Air volunteer pilot Floyd and a patient before a recent flight from Vernon B.C. to Vancouver for her medical appoin...
01/12/2021

Hope Air volunteer pilot Floyd and a patient before a recent flight from Vernon B.C. to Vancouver for her medical appointment at Vancouver General Hospital. ✈️ #TravelTuesday

After being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Stephen was given a prognosis of 12 to 18 months to live. His tr...
01/06/2021

After being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, Stephen was given a prognosis of 12 to 18 months to live. His treatment took place in Ottawa, a 12-hour round trip from their home in Sudbury. Thanks to Hope Air, Stephen was able to travel the medical care he needed. Read his story https://bit.ly/2Xjidwu

Today is the last day to have your gift matched and save on your 2020 taxes! All gifts made by midnight tonight will be ...
12/31/2020

Today is the last day to have your gift matched and save on your 2020 taxes! All gifts made by midnight tonight will be matched, up to $100,000. Will you help us reach our goal of providing 400 flights for patients like Jayden? https://bit.ly/3nwpjcr

Thank you Access Communications Children’s Fund for your continued and extremely generous support and commitment to chil...
12/28/2020

Thank you Access Communications Children’s Fund for your continued and extremely generous support and commitment to children in your community. Your generosity will provide 40 flights for children from Saskatchewan families in financial need who must travel far from home for life-saving medical care.

On behalf of the Hope Air team, happy holidays! Wishing you and your families a holiday season filled with peace, health...
12/23/2020

On behalf of the Hope Air team, happy holidays! Wishing you and your families a holiday season filled with peace, health and happiness. Thanks for your support so that Canadians in financial need can reach medical care far from home.

Thank you Skyservice Business Aviation for supporting Canadians in financial need who must travel far from home for life...
12/22/2020

Thank you Skyservice Business Aviation for supporting Canadians in financial need who must travel far from home for life-saving medical care.

We're giving the gift of 20 life-saving flights this holiday season. In the spirit of giving back to our communities, we are donating to Hope Air, an incredible charity that helps patients reach medical treatments. It's an honour to help Canadians get the vital medical care they need across the country.

We’re grateful to Wawanesa Insurance for their support and commitment to helping Ontario residents. Their generosity wil...
12/21/2020

We’re grateful to Wawanesa Insurance for their support and commitment to helping Ontario residents. Their generosity will provide 20 flights and accommodations for patients like Shawna, who must access medical care far from home. https://bit.ly/3ar8WdP

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124 Merton Street
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2

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hopeair.ca

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30
Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
Friday 09:00 - 19:30

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1-877-346-4673

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Hope Air is Canada’s only national charity arranging free flights to low-income patients who must travel far from home to access medical care. Hope Air helps make Canada’s universal healthcare accessible by bridging the distance between home and hospital, patient and physician.

When was the last time you visited a medical specialist? How far did you have to travel?

In Canada, healthcare coverage starts at the door of the doctor’s office. How you get to the doctor and any related travel costs fall to you. For people living in small and rural communities across the country, travelling long distances to their specialist medical appointments comes at a cost of time or money. Canadian families living near or below the poverty line can afford neither.

We're the only national charity providing free flights to low-income Canadians who must travel to specialist medical care that does not exist in their communities. Hope Air believes that where you live in Canada and how much money you make should not determine your ability to access our healthcare system. A free flight lets families focus on what is truly important – their health.

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